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BCaBA Clinical Assistant

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Clinical Assistants provide the organization and support necessary to provide high-quality ABA services to our clients. They’re BCaBA-credentialed professionals with a passion for helping others and working hard to improve lives.

If you currently hold a BCaBA certification and are looking for a job, or if you’re just trying to learn more about the requirements and responsibilities of a Clinical Assistant, visit our Careers page or contact us directly at (209) 422-3280. 

Keep reading to learn more about the BCaBA Clinical Assistant position at Therapeutic Pathways.

The Role

Clinical Assistants are the backbone of autism treatment at Therapeutic Pathways. They provide invaluable support, feedback, and direction to each client’s treatment team, including Lead Behavior Technicians and Registered Behavior Technicians.

On a high level, the Clinical Assistant coordinates and facilitates treatment for individual caseloads. As the name suggests, Clinical Assistants work closely with Clinical Supervisors as well as other ABA professionals.

On a day-to-day basis, tasks include participating in initial assessments both at the center and in the client’s home, creating assessment and treatment reports, and developing specific ABA treatment plans and programs for clients, all under the close supervision of the BCBA. 

Clinical Assistants should work comfortably with clients and their families. Part of their responsibility is to provide training to each client’s family so they can implement similar techniques at home and in the community.

The Clinical Assistant position is hands-on and fast-paced but extremely rewarding. ABA professionals in this position help children and families throughout California, giving them the tools and desire to live fulfilling, independent lives.We take great pride in our Clinical Assistants, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to expand and add more members to our team. If you’re interested in a Clinical Assistant position or just want to learn more about Therapeutic Pathways, head to our Careers page.

What We Look For

The ideal Clinical Assistant possesses many of the same traits as a Clinical Supervisor – namely, attentiveness, motivation, and thoroughness. Because Clinical Assistants play an essential role in treatment, they should be patient and thoroughly invested in the success of each client.

For Clinical Assistants, adaptability is the key to positive client impact and coworker support. People in this position should be comfortable assisting with treatment in the client’s home, one-on-one, or in groups at the center.

Proactiveness is one of the most important traits that we look for in a Clinical Assistant. The ideal candidate wouldn’t wait for the Clinical Supervisor or other member of the team to tell them that adjustments are needed in the client’s treatment plan. The Clinical Assistant would be so attentive, motivated, and thorough that they would have already noticed that something needed changing, what the change was, and what should replace or be added to the plan, and discuss it with the Clinical Supervisor. 

Treatment for autism is a team effort, but everyone is counting on the Clinical Assistant to coordinate and organize client treatment plans.

Requirements

Applicants must have received their Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification and will work under the supervision of experienced clinical staff (BCBAs or BCBA-Ds).

To earn a BCaBA certification, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology. You must have completed undergraduate coursework in behavior analysis and completed a supervised practical experience. Within the supervised practical experience, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have completed, based on the type of hours:

  • 1,000 hours of supervised independent fieldwork
  • 670 hours of practicum experience
  • 500 hours of intensive practicum experience

To put it simply, these are the steps you must take to become a certified BCaBA (Clinical Assistant):

Meet current eligibility requirements → {Complete BCaBA certification application → pay fee → submit documents} → receive application decision → pass exam

If you’re in the process of applying or studying to obtain BCaBA certification, don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. As a renowned autism treatment center, Therapeutic Pathways can help you reach your professional goals and get started on an employment path that works for you. 

Call us today at (209) 422-3280.

Benefits

Our staff is our greatest asset, and we’re happy to offer competitive benefits to all employees. The Clinical Assistant position features special job benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Healthcare & dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • On-the-job training
  • Free continuing education units
  • Industry conference allowance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)

Check Out Our Clinical Assistant Positions

Clinical Assistants provide invaluable services to our clients. They help Clinical Supervisors and other ABA professionals stay on track and develop treatment plans that are well thought out and unique to each client’s needs. 

We’re grateful for each of our staff members, and we hope you consider joining the team as a Clinical Assistant. Visit our job page to view current Clinical Assistant positions.

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1. How old is your child or dependent?

2. What are your goals for your child?

3. Has your child been given a formal diagnosis of autism?

4. What types of behavior is your child demonstrating?





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Readiness

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Readiness program. This individualized, evidence-based program teaches young children skills they need to accelerate their learning and gain independence. Using imitation and naturalistic learning techniques, your child will develop useful skills in the areas of speech and language, cognition, and self-awareness. A program for children ages 0-3. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Foundations

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Foundations program. This program gives preschool and school-age children the structure to achieve important social, emotional, and intellectual milestones, helping them test within their peers’ range. With 25+ hours of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy per week, your child will develop social skills and better self-awareness for school and home. A program for children ages 4-7. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Breakthroughs program. Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, this program removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships. A program for children ages 8-11.

Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Interactions program. Through guided social skills groups twice a week, this program helps improve social functioning in children ages 5 to 16. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.